Biker puts computers in hands of deserving kids

Posted at 9:54 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 06:30:23-05
A New Port Richey man is making sure every student has the opportunity at a bright future. 
He has been repairing and donating computers to underprivileged kids for years and asking nothing in return. 
"This child does not know that he's getting this computer, so we kind of get to surprise him," said Greg Reaster of BIKERSCAP Inc., as he walked into Ridgewood High School Wednesday.

BIKERCAP is a local nonprofit that fixes donated computers. 
At first glance, Reaster is an intimidating figure. Standing 6-foot-3, Reaster is passionate about two things: his Harley and helping kids. Videos of him doing just that cover his Facebook page. Seven years and nearly 1,000 donated and repaired computers later, he is at it again. 
"What we'd like you to do is bring him down here like he's in trouble," Reaster instructed the school's principal and staff. 
Each student who receives a computer from BIKERSCAP is selected through an application process filled out on the website. Each application also must come with a recommendation from the student's school.
"Joshua Quinones is a fantastic student here at Ridgewood and is very deserving of this," Ridgewood High Principal Angie Murphy said. 
Finally Joshua, the student chosen by Reaster to receive a refurbished Dell desktop computer, enters the room. Reaster plays up the tough guy image for a few seconds. 
"Police are in here. They want to talk to you," Reaster said jokingly to Joshua as they stood outside the door. 
"I also want to tell you something. I'm Greg Reaster with BIKERSCAP. That's your new computer," said Reaster to Joshua, who immediately thanked him.
"He's achieved so much already, and this is just going to help him go even further and really feel very blessed," said Debra Pierman-Quinones, Joshua's mother. 
But for Reaster and his crew of bikers, it's days like these that make them feel truly blessed.